On November 23, 2020, Shirley Courtney (nee DeJoy), 85, of Parkville, MD passed away. She was the beloved wife of Francis A. Courtney for 63 years; loving mother of Linda C. Dooley, Michael F. Courtney (Cathy), and David E. Courtney, Sr. (Diane); cherished grandmother of Catherine Soler (Brian), David E. Courtney, Jr. (Katie), Leah McVey (Pat), Kevin Courtney, Ryan Courtney, Abby Marconi (Robbie) and Courtney Booker; treasured great-grandmother of Nolan, Piper and Ronan Courtney, Rhys McVey, and Toby and Tyton Soler; cherished daughter of the late Edward F. DeJoy, Sr. and the late Anna (nee Mullen) DeJoy; and dear sister of Edward F. DeJoy, Jr. (Pam), the late Marvene L. Anthony (Larry), and the late Dorothy J. Mack. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Shirley was born May 26, 1935 and grew up in the Waverly neighborhood in Baltimore City. She was a graduate of The Catholic High School of Baltimore, Class of 1953 and worked for many years as the Director of Customer Service for Poly-Seal Corporation. She loved playing Words with Friends and going to lunch with her dear childhood friends the “Waverly Girls.” One of her biggest joys in life was spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral service and interment will be private. A Celebration of Life is being planned for the Summer of 2021. The family is asking that donations be made in her memory to The American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/.
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